Project Portfolio Director

Billerica, MA

Posted: 05/15/2019 Employment Type: Perm Industry: IT Job Number: 229437

Project Portfolio Director
Permanent position

Softworld’ s client is hiring Corporate IT Project Portfolio Directors to manage and lead a team of Project Managers. These individuals will be critical members of the Project Management Office (PMO), providing hands on leadership for all aspects of their project portfolio.  In this position, you will directly lead a team of IT Project and Program Managers, coaching and mentoring them in all aspects of their projects.  Additionally, you will monitor and control the financial health of your portfolio, partner across IT to match the right resources to the right initiatives and ensure that best practices and the PMO governance model are being followed.  We are looking for passionate leaders, who enjoy finding and cultivating talent in their portfolio, as well as driving continuous improvement to constantly move the PMO forward.

Required Skills:
  • 3+ years of Portfolio Management experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in Project Management focused on interacting with a variety of cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • 5+ years of experience in successfully leading and managing.
  • Proficient in project management core competencies such as scope, time, budget, risk, quality, integration, and resource management.
  • Experience working in a matrix organization managing senior stakeholders
  • Strong presentation and executive communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented, self-organized, and an eye for process improvements.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and to value the importance of teamwork.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of SharePoint, JIRA, Collaboration & Project Management Tools.
  • Understanding of various Project Management methodologies (e.g. Waterfall/Traditional, Agile/Scrum) required.
  • Software development lifecycle, application deployment, and information systems planning experience.
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